GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2018

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by more heat than light » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:47 pm



FIFTY THREE POUNDS :lol:

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by Moggy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:58 pm

more heat than light wrote:FIFTY THREE POUNDS :lol:


Yes but there is only limited stock so BUY BUY BUY!!

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by Trelliz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:39 pm

I think the more telling thing is that the previous "normal" rewards points level has been shunted to their bullshit "elite" service and they're trying to make it sound like a good deal by saying you get 10x more with it.

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by BID0 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:41 pm

I tried to buy an exclusive deck of cards from Game last weekend. The first time I've shopped at the company in a good few years. I got a 505 error whenever I tried to get to the "enter payment" page :fp: they had no customer support available either so I bought it from a scalper on eBay.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Went into GAME yesterday where I picked up a surprise bargain. Dragon Quest Heroes II & Warriors All-Stars on PS4 for £9.99 each new.

What was funny, though, is that next to each copy of said games they had pre-owned copies in the 3for2 offer for £19.99 each! I double checked with a staff member who, themselves trying not to laugh, assured me that was the correct pricing as per the store system for both versions, (new and pre-owned). :fp: :lol:

The company is bonkers.

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by Preezy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

They're basically strangling themselves.

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by Trelliz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:24 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Went into GAME yesterday where I picked up a surprise bargain. Dragon Quest Heroes II & Warriors All-Stars on PS4 for £9.99 each new.

What was funny, though, is that next to each copy of said games they had pre-owned copies in the 3for2 offer for £19.99 each! I double checked with a staff member who, themselves trying not to laugh, assured me that was the correct pricing as per the store system for both versions, (new and pre-owned). :fp: :lol:

The company is bonkers.


I'm going to swing by my local tomorrow anyway, will keep an eye out. KT warriors games almost never drop in price but when they do they go pretty hard, so thanks for the heads up.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Gemini73 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Went into GAME yesterday where I picked up a surprise bargain. Dragon Quest Heroes II & Warriors All-Stars on PS4 for £9.99 each new.

What was funny, though, is that next to each copy of said games they had pre-owned copies in the 3for2 offer for £19.99 each! I double checked with a staff member who, themselves trying not to laugh, assured me that was the correct pricing as per the store system for both versions, (new and pre-owned). :fp: :lol:

The company is bonkers.


I'm going to swing by my local tomorrow anyway, will keep an eye out. KT warriors games almost never drop in price but when they do they go pretty hard, so thanks for the heads up.


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by KK » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:38 pm

more heat than light wrote:

FIFTY THREE POUNDS :lol:

Just to put this price into perspective, it's £44.86 at Shopto; £49 at Amazon, Smyths Toys and Tesco; and £51.99 at Argos.

So in other words, those Elite points are worth positively strawberry float ALL.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:19 pm

You'd almost believe that the brass at GAME absolutely believe they're the only games retailer available to UK gamers. :lol:

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by Preezy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:25 pm

Gemini73 wrote:You'd almost believe that the brass at GAME absolutely believe they're the only games retailer available to UK gamers. :lol:

I imagine their very last board meeting before they go into administration will open with "ok, hands up who knew that Amazon didn't just sell books..."

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by Gemini73 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:35 pm

:lol:

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by Lagamorph » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:52 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Went into GAME yesterday where I picked up a surprise bargain. Dragon Quest Heroes II & Warriors All-Stars on PS4 for £9.99 each new.

What was funny, though, is that next to each copy of said games they had pre-owned copies in the 3for2 offer for £19.99 each! I double checked with a staff member who, themselves trying not to laugh, assured me that was the correct pricing as per the store system for both versions, (new and pre-owned). :fp: :lol:

The company is bonkers.

Yeah I picked up Dragon Quest Heroes II last week as well. It was the Explorers Edition too for £9.99.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:35 pm

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by OrangeRKN » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 pm

Gemini73 wrote:You'd almost believe that the brass at GAME absolutely believe they're the only games retailer available to UK gamers. :lol:


On the highstreet for a lot of games they are, unfortunately

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by kerr9000 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:35 pm

I am quite lucky in the fact that my nearest game has a Grainger directly across from it and a cex a few doors away, despite this you wouldn't believe how many people go straight to game as if there is no choice.... I have politely told loads of people stuff like "you know that same games like £15 cheaper across in Grainger right"" to then be asked if it's safe to buy from there etc for some parents grandparents etc they just seem to go to game through some artificial feeling of safty.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:40 pm

Buying from the high street in general is becoming less appealing to me even in the rare occasion it's the cheaper option. Whether it's Game or Grainger Games, unless you're buying the latest hugely marketed AAA title then you're not going to get a sealed copy, you're going to get a gutted copy where the disc and enclosed leaflets are kept in a drawer behind the counter. And that's when buying brand new.
So you're brand new game has already been opened and manhandled and the box has been through a few dozen sets of hands before yours. And then Game put their shitty 'seal' on that you end up damaging the box to pick at and remove.

Unless there's a mega bargain to be had I'd rather pay 1 or 2 quid more for an actual new sealed copy. If I wanted second hand I'd buy second hand.

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by Ad7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:58 pm

Never ever buy from a shop. I think its probably 10 years since I bought a new game in a shop.

I went in to game (mainly to see if any of the stuff I've worked on is still on shelves) and I saw BOTW for switch labelled at £40! :shock: :o I'm actually going to impulse buy a game AND it's from a shop.... until I read the label more closely and it's only 40 if you buy it with a console, otherwise it's £50 :fp:

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PostRe: GAME (as in the shop GAME)
by Gemini73 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:03 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Whether it's Game or Grainger Games, unless you're buying the latest hugely marketed AAA title then you're not going to get a sealed copy, you're going to get a gutted copy where the disc and enclosed leaflets are kept in a drawer behind the counter. And that's when buying brand new.
So you're brand new game has already been opened and manhandled and the box has been through a few dozen sets of hands before yours. And then Game put their shitty 'seal' on that you end up damaging the box to pick at and remove.



That was the downside of my bargain I picked up in GAME the other day. Both games were unsealed and stuffed in a drawer. I did ask to check the discs though which were fine, but your point stands, its not a good practice of GAME.

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by Jordan UK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Buying from the high street in general is becoming less appealing to me even in the rare occasion it's the cheaper option. Whether it's Game or Grainger Games, unless you're buying the latest hugely marketed AAA title then you're not going to get a sealed copy, you're going to get a gutted copy where the disc and enclosed leaflets are kept in a drawer behind the counter. And that's when buying brand new.
So you're brand new game has already been opened and manhandled and the box has been through a few dozen sets of hands before yours. And then Game put their shitty 'seal' on that you end up damaging the box to pick at and remove.

Unless there's a mega bargain to be had I'd rather pay 1 or 2 quid more for an actual new sealed copy. If I wanted second hand I'd buy second hand.


This.

I absolutely hate the idea of buying something "new" for it to have been opened before hand. It seems obvious to me, but game really need to keep their copies of games sealed and undercut Amazon. If they can't do these two things minimum, then there's really no reason for them to be around anymore.


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